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February 8, 1991 | LANIE JONES
It was a perfect picture for the baby book--or books. Consider: * Four highchairs placed in a row. * Four miniature birthday cakes in the center of the highchair trays. * And four delighted babies--two boys in blue coveralls, two girls in frilly pink dresses--reaching pudgy fingers toward their cakes, tasting a little and then-- smoosh! --smearing their small, round faces with frosting.
November 3, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON
Life can get pretty confusing when there are four tiny quadruplets to take care of--and three of them are genetically identical girls. Asked at a press conference Friday to identify the four 7-week-olds lying quietly in two matching strollers made for twins, Consolacion (Solly) Amante, 28, the quadruplets' mother, wasn't sure who was who, without undressing them. "They have birthmarks in different places," she explained. Jeremy was easy to identify--he was the one in blue.
April 29, 1986 | MARY ANN CALLAN, Callan lives in Claremont. and
You would think that Janet Lederhaus, 29, with her brood of 2 1/2-year-old quadruplets, plus a 7-month-old baby girl, would want to lap up nothing but leisure on Mother's Day. Instead, in the midst of the family celebration, she will no doubt go right on storing up more pointers to share with parents like herself in a project that she hopes will become a national Quad Club.
November 7, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Helen Morlok, 73, one of four sisters listed as the world's oldest identical quadruplets, died Oct. 31 in Lansing, Mich. The cause of death was not reported. Helen, Edna, Sarah and Wilma were born May 19, 1930, to Sadie and Carl Morlok. It was the first pregnancy for the 31-year-old nurse and the 41-year-old unemployed factory worker. The novelty led to a brief career in show business. Helen and her sisters tap-danced, sang and performed comedy skits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
April 6, 1985
The first of a set of quadruplets born to a Van Nuys couple in February went home from the hospital Friday. The others remained under doctors' care. Kenneth Charles Lach, born Feb. 24, was released to his parents, Bill and Bridget Lach, at 4 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Kenneth, who weighed 3 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces at birth, had grown to 4 pounds, 7 ounces.
May 30, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An Australian woman is pregnant with her second set of quadruplets, Sydney's Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. The four are due in December, when the first set will be 16 months old. Dale and Darren Chalk, of Brisbane, also have a 2-year-old girl. All nine have been conceived using sperm from the same anonymous donor. The mother, 26, told reporters after the first quads were born, "if we had quads again, that would be the bees' knees." Australian Multiple Birth Assn.
April 29, 1998 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of the four babies born prematurely to a 55-year-old woman this month has died after being disconnected from life support, according to sources. The girl was the tiniest of the four infants, all of whom weighed less than 2 pounds. The mother, who underwent treatments at a fertility clinic and who is believed to be among the oldest women to give birth to quadruplets, had been hospitalized after an unsuccessful attempt to keep her from giving birth prematurely.
A Santa Ana woman gave birth to quadruplets at UCI Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon, the second foursome to be born this year at the hospital. Unlike the ones who arrived last Feb. 10, the boy and three girls born prematurely Wednesday to 28-year-old Consolacion (Solly) Amante were natural and not the result of fertility treatments, hospital officials said. The chances of such "spontaneous" quadruplets is about 1 in 512,000 births, said Dr.
September 25, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, she told her family she was expecting one baby. Then she told them she was expecting two. Then she told them she was expecting four. After that, Consuelo Candelaria's family didn't know what to expect. On Thursday, the 40-year-old Boyle Heights woman checked out of the County-USC Medical Center Women's Hospital after giving birth to what doctors say are the first quadruplets ever born there without the benefit of fertility drugs.
February 14, 1988 | MICHAEL SHIELDS, Reuters
As the skiers raced down he slalom course, all indications pointed to a Paardekooper, Paardekooper, Paardekooper, Paardekooper finish. And so it was. Esther, Julia, Liane and Rene Paardekooper, 8-year-old competitors from Suessen, West Germany, flashed across the finish line to take the first heat in the quadruplet parallel slalom competition.
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